THE 26 CONTEST

Goodbye Delano, it's been fun.

Santa Maria we hardly knew you.

Hello, Lancaster!

The information below is for our past contest in 2018.
Check back in mid-2019 for contest details!

WELCOME TO FOX FIELD

It has been a struggle to replace the long-standing Happiness is Delano contest, but we are excited about trying out Fox Field in Lancaster, California, for 2018. The airport management and control tower are supportive of our efforts, and they have experience with aerobatic events as the site of the Los Angeles County Airshow the past few years. There's also a diner, Foxy Landing, open for breakfast and lunch, and maintenance shops on site.

 

LODGING & CARS IN LANCASTER

The Lancaster/Palmdale are has many hotels and eating establishments in the area. Fox Field is located off of G Street, and two exits away on I street can be found the Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn and Suites, and a Best Western. There is also an RV area and camping space at Fox – just let us know in advance you'd like to take advantage of it and we'll get you the details.

 

Cars may be rented from Avis/Budget (661-945-3483) or Hertz (661-726-2060). You'll need to be a member of their renter club and they'll drop car at airport.

TRIP ADVISOR HOTELS

CONTEST VOLUNTEERS

We can't run a contest without our very valuable volunteers.  To help everyone be more prepared we are building a Volunteering site section that will include things like job descriptions, corner boundary instruction and lessons on how to read Aresti, the language of aerobatics. (Note, you don't have to paint the center box on the road most years!)

 

If you'd like to volunteer without competing in the contest, please sign up so we can expect you. If you have questions, reach out to our Contest Director, Steve De La Cruz – email him here.

contest checklist

  Current parachute pack

  Proof of insurance
        Minimum $1M liability

  Pilot certificate (license)

  Current medical certificate

  Current IAC member card

  Make hotel & car reservations

  Aircraft in annual
        Bring logbook or copy

  AROW documents

  Navigation charts or device

  Checkbook & cash

  Freestyle forms signed
        Bring 10 copies A, 15 of B&C

        (Sportsman bring 20 A, 30 B&C)

  Tool kit, oil

  Fuel filler hose (Pitts types)

  Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen

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CHAPTER 26 CONTESTS HELD

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Special thanks to our contest sponsors.

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